Steve Johnson 1953 – 2016 RIP

It is with great regreat that I have to announce the death of Steve Johnson. Steve worked for us from August 2011 and being the ‘elder statesman’ of the pub obtained the unofficial title of ‘The Grove Father’. As I am sure many of you know, Steve was suffering from inoperable throat cancer and had been extremely frail of late, though he still turned up to our staff meeting a couple of Sunday’s ago and was in good spirits. Steve was taken into hospital yesterday suffering from pneumonia and died this morning. There is nothing more I can add at this time except that he will be sorely missed by all of us here, and I am sure by all of you who knew him.

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